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Bargain hunters - Bowlee Car Boot Sale is back

26 January 2018

Women with car boot sale toys.

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors’ Market, one of the most popular in Greater Manchester, returns in March 2018. We promise the hugely popular country park event will be better than ever.

The 2018 season at Bowlee Community Park in Middleton begins on Sunday, 25 March 2018 and then runs every Sunday until Sunday, 19 August 2018. On Bank Holiday weekends in April and May the event will be held on the Monday (2 April, 7 April and 28 May 2018). As always, there’s no need to book, just turn up. The events run from 7am-1.30pm (6.15am for sellers).

Improvements for the 2018 season include extra entrances for buyers and sellers to alleviate queues at peak times and better on site signage. Last year, we completed a £12,000 refurbishment of the customer toilets located in The Pavillion.

‘We’ve been listening to customers and you will notice some improvements on site this season'

Councillor Neil Emmott, our cabinet member for housing and environment, said it’s a trusted event:

“I am pleased to see this event returning to Bowlee Community Park for its ninth year. The crowds are always fantastic and we are looking forward to another busy season. We’ve been listening to customers and you will notice some improvements on site this season. We’re also going to put a stop to frustrating last-minute cancellations due to poor weather and make sure any decisions on cancelling are always taken the day before. I’m confident that bargain hunters will be out in force again and if it’s time for a de-clutter, you can easily offload your quality, unwanted possessions in exchange for cash. As always, there will be a huge range of goods available.”

Woman browsing clothes at car boot sale.

The new prices for selling are - £15 for cars, £20 for small vans, people carriers, 4X4s and £25 for large vans and above.

For buyers, there are spaces for over 1,200 cars in Bowlee Park at £2.50 per vehicle.

Last year the events attracted around 5,000 buyers and 200 sellers a week.

You can also stay informed by searching #BowleeCarBoot on Twitter.

Bowlee Community Park is just off Heywood Old Road (A6045), Middleton, M24 4SB with easy access from the M60 (Junction 19).